- Tuesday, 4 February 2014
The Bar Standards Board is set to introduce a series of measures to improve diversity reporting among barristers after the vast majority refused to answer many of the questions posed about their backgrounds.
Tags: bar standards board, diversity monitoring
Posted in Barristers, Latest news
- Monday, 3 February 2014
A fifth of law firms failed to meet last Friday’s deadline for submitting their diversity data reports to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Some 79% (8,396) firms successfully lodged their reports last week, “with many more in progress”, according to the SRA.
Tags: diversity monitoring, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Latest news, Solicitors
- Tuesday, 14 January 2014
More than 6,000 law firms have yet to submit their workforce diversity data to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the regulator warned yesterday. They now have less than three weeks until the 31 January deadline for reporting the data collected from partners and staff.
Tags: diversity monitoring, Legal Services Board, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in hrtraining, Latest news, Solicitors
- Monday, 18 November 2013
The senior management of the Law Society does not reflect the diversity profile of the rest of the organisation, new figures have shown. It comes at the time every law firm and chambers in England and Wales has to report the make-up of their organisation to their regulator.
Tags: diversity monitoring, equality and diversity
Posted in hrtraining, Latest news
- Friday, 16 August 2013
It’s the hottest summer since the end of the Ice Age and the cold dark misery of winter seems a long way off. Try, if you can, to cast you mind forward to January 2014. A depressing month at any time, we can rely on the SRA to make January just that little bit less endurable – last January it was the COLP and COFA regime, next year it’s diversity monitoring.
Tags: diversity, diversity monitoring, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Features, hrtraining, Latest news, Solicitors
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